Three children taken to hospital following house fire in East Ham

Fire in Lonsdale Avenue, East Ham

Fire in Lonsdale Avenue, East Ham - Credit: Archant

Three children were taken to hospital following a house fire in East Ham.

Four fire crews and around twenty one firefighters were called to tackle the blaze in Lonsdale Avenue at around 11.20am.

London Ambulance also rushed to the scene following reports that half of the ground floor was alight.

Four children and one adult were able to escape the fire before the arrival of emergency services.

However, three children, all boys, were taken to Newham Hospital as a precaution, and five people were assessed altogether for smoke inhalation.

The fire is now under control.